Articles in the New Titles category
Articles in the New Titles category
Eleni Kalantidou and Tony Fry discuss why they feel Design in the Borderlands had to be written, key messages, trends in the field, and how they got personally interested in the topic...read more below!
Using graphics and full color images throughout, the author explores 40 current and upcoming skycourt and skygarden projects from around the world, including the Shard (London), Marina Bay Sands (Singapore), the Shanghai Tower (China) and the Lotte Tower (South Korea). Read more...
This edited work consists of a collection of studies which embrace different aspects of environment, landscape and well-being to consider current approaches to well-being research and practice that fall outside the traditional concepts of well-being as part of medical research, making links with architecture, landscape design, environmental perception, social interaction and environmental sustainability. Read more...
With so many great titles publishing during March it is impossible to pick out one favorite so we have listed them all below.
For a full list of new and key backlist titles click here to go to the latest Landscape Architecture catalog.
"A model city, the hope of democracy" – John Nolen on his suggested plans for Madison, Wisconsin
This book connects John Nolen's political and social visions with his design proposals by analyzing his extensive writings, personal correspondence and some of his most significant works.
Reviews of the previous edition:
'The book provides a good introduction to many of the recent theories on patterns in nature, and would provide an excellent starting point for further research.' - Landscape Design
'Bell includes recent concepts and provides detailed descriptions of up-to-date design methods … this ecologically insightful book raises critical issues.' - Architectural Review
'This is a wide-ranging book which seeks to synthesize knowledge across disciplines as diverse as geomorphology, ecology, psychology and philosophical esthetics.' - Landscape Research
For more information about Simon Bell's new book click here
Exploring the Boundaries of Landscape Architecture is the first systematic attempt to explore the territory at the boundaries of landscape architecture. It addresses academics, professionals and students, not just from landscape architecture but also from its neighboring discipline, all of whom will benefit from a better understanding their areas of shared interest and the chance to develop a common language with which to converse.
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This book discusses the continuing relevance of enclosed gardens to contemporary architecture by describing some of the greatest and most influential historical and contemporary examples. The enclosed garden, or hortus conclusus , is a place set apart from the wider terrain where architecture, architectural elements and landscape meet. By its nature it is ambiguous. Is it an outdoor room, or is it captured landscape? Studying the evolution of enclosed gardens and the concepts they generate is a highly effective means for students to learn more about the design requirements for proximal outdoor spaces. A wide range of case studies are analyzed in a text richly illustrated with diagrams, sketches and photographs.
To Design Landscape is about aesthetic practice in contemporary landscape design. It offers both highly practical lessons and a cultural philosophy of landscape design at a time of ecological necessity. In it, Catherine Dee combines theory with a striking visual format and image-based ‘lessons’, drawing on her experiences as an inspirational landscape architecture lecturer and her talents as an artist. A must for all landscape architecture students.
Sir John Vanbrugh (1664-1726) was one of the most important figures in English garden history. By reference to the writing of Vitruvius, Alberti and Palladio and by utilizing his innate skills as an artist, Vanbrugh combined the science of Vitruvian geometry with the philosophy of the Ancients to create a new English landscape. The text is illustrated throughout with a hundred color images, including many eighteenth-century maps and plans which have not previously been published, alongside geometrical analysis and computer-generated reconstructions of Vanbrugh’s landscapes.